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Semington, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Semington, a chapelry in Steeple Ashton parish, and a civil parish, in Wiltshire, on the Kennet and Avon Canal, 3½ miles NE of Trowbridge, with a post office under Trowbridge; money order and telegraph office, Melksham. Acreage, 1181; population of the civil parish, 422; of the ecclesiastical district, 1310. The living is a curacy, annexed to Steeple Ashton, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is in the Early English style. There is a Wesleyan chapel; the workhouse for Melksham union is situated in this parish.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishSteeple Ashton 
HundredWhorwelsdown 
Poor Law unionMelksham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Semington:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1586-19171754-18231589-19331588-1936

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Semington from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Semington are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA14
Post TownTrowbridge

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